Dot-Com Is Soooo Last Century

Ken AshfordScience & TechnologyLeave a Comment

ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) is the Internet’s main oversight agency (ha! and you thought it was unregulated!).

Yesterday, they decided to "open up" top-level domain names.  A top-level domain is, well, ".com, .org, .biz", etc.  Soon you will be able to have .sports, .perfurme, .coke, and .seventhsense.

I’m not sure this is a good idea.  I think it’ll be confusing.  Just more crap to remember.

More here.

UPDATE:  The L.A. Times says the initial fee for getting a top-level domain will be $100,000.  Uh, pass.